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Postby slowkidz » Wed Jul 02, 2003 10:53 am

CHICKS ON FOOTBALL: AFC North predictions

Jun. 30, 2003 10:22 p.m.

Summer is here and we chicks are getting all
giddy just thinking about the coming NFL season!
Our boys are hard at work getting into football
shape so that they can thrill us in their
spandex. And we chicks have been busy as well -
we are straining our brains to determine which
lads will thrill us this season!
With a heavy dose of female intuition, we think
we have a pretty good idea of what will happen
this year when the men hit the gridiron. As
always, we are more than willing to share our
secrets! So the preview of the 2003 season
continues with a look at the AFC North, where the
Steelers still rule.

Chick Picks:
1. Pittsburgh Steelers - Tommy Maddox finally got
the opportunity he needed in 2002 and wasted no
time bouncing Kordell Stewart back to the bench
(and out of Pittsburgh!). The offense should
continue to explode as Tommy Boy has plenty of
dazzling scoring partners to pick from. Meanwhile
the defense is looking to rebound from a shaky
season with the addition of rookie safety Troy
Polamalu and the returned health of linebacker
Kendrell Bell.

2. Baltimore Ravens - Everyone expected the
Ravens to fall flat on their faces in 2002 after
being shredded by the salary cap. But coach Brian
Billick kept them in the playoff hunt for much of
the season even though they lost stud linebacker
Ray Lewis for 11 games. With Ray back in play and
rookie Terrell Suggs rushing the QBs, the Raven
defense should be able to make contenders out of
Billick's boys once again.

3. Cincinnati Bengals - The minute that Marvin
Lewis was signed as the new head coach, the
Bungle jokes came to a screeching halt. Free
agents suddenly packed their bags for Cincy and
there is a new feeling of hope. A playoff run may
be too much to ask for in his first season, but
stranger things have happened in this topsy-turvy

4. Cleveland Browns - The Dawg Pound will be
barking with anger as a brewing quarterback
controversy and mass exodus of linebackers look
to stall Butch Davis' rebuilding project. Davis
will need his young linebackers to gel quickly
and a leading gunslinger to emerge if he wants to
avoid dwelling in the cellar this season.

Other Predictions:
Top Gun - Tommy Maddox: Was there even a question
on this one? Carson Palmer and Kyle Boller have
"future stud" written all over them - but neither
will be making a big splash in 2003. Tommy is the
only ripe stud in the division and has a
titillating trio of receivers to accept his
passes in Plaxico Burress, Hines Ward and Antwaan
Randle El.

Fresh Meat - SS Troy Polamalu: With Carson Palmer
slated for sideline duties and Terrell Suggs
looking a bit sluggish, the most rousing rookie
of 2003 looks to be our boy Troy. The USC stud is
just what the Steelers need to perk up their
sleazy secondary. Polamalu has blazing speed and
will rock the socks off of any man who dares to
stray his way!

Hard to Get - WR Chad Johnson: While the trio of
Steeler receivers steal most of the headlines,
this evasive Bengal is quietly becoming one of
the toughest men to pin down. Johnson came up
huge in the second half of last season averaging
over 100 yards per contest in his final eight
games. In six of those he averaged at least 19
yards per catch. His third year could be the
charm as Chad looks to catapult into the class of
the league's hottest receivers.

Offensive Crush - TE Todd Heap: No offensive stud
is rising faster than this third-year Raven and
we chicks cannot wait to watch him mature even
further! Defenders will find themselves in a heap
of trouble when the Ravens get the ball to their
virile tight end.

Defensive Crush - LB Kendrell Bell: In his rookie
season Kendrell Bell made quite a splash in
Pittsburgh earning Rookie Defensive Player of the
Year honors, but his cranky ankle prevented him
from blooming further in 2002. This year Bell is
feeling well and the coaching staff is devising
plans to move him around more, particularly on
third down. Look for Kendrell to wreak havoc once
again as he teams up with his feisty mates to
form one of the most ferocious linebacking corps
in the league.

High Blood Pressure - Butch Davis: Coach Davis
made his Browns competitive in his first two
seasons as they actually earned a wild-card
playoff spot in 2002. But the honeymoon may be
over quickly as Butch faces his toughest
challenge yet. Thanks to a salary cap crunch, he
must keep his defense competitive without the
services of his top three linebackers (Dwayne
Rudd, Jamir Miller and Earl Holmes). He also
needs to tread carefully or he will have one very
ugly quarterback controversy on his hands. If
Davis starts Tim Couch over fan-fave Kelly
Holcomb, Butch will get butchered in the press
and by his fans if Couch flops.

Over the Hill - Jerome Bettis: While 31 may not
sound very old, it is ancient for an NFL running
back ... especially one who has pounded away as
hard as Bettis over the past 10 years. Jerome has
been working with track coach Bob Kersee during
the off-season, but we chicks predict this Bus
will be coming to a halt. Jerome's old bod can
longer handle the beatings and frisky Amos
Zereoue is chomping at the bit to get more time
on the gridiron.
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Postby Homeless » Wed Jul 02, 2003 11:31 am

Browns 4th !! get outta here.

Who are these chicks ? :-)
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Postby slowkidz » Wed Jul 02, 2003 11:44 am

some have claimed that they are the Dixie Chicks putting their foot in their mouths again....

but unfortunately this isn't so...they are radio chicks from Fox Sports Programming down near Miami I believe...
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Postby Guttpuppy » Wed Jul 02, 2003 11:46 am

Are they hot???
Can I take'em in the BooB Draft???
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Postby DUKE » Wed Jul 02, 2003 1:40 pm

they sound like they're more knowledgable than alot of the chicks I've heard talk about football. If they were hot too then I'm in love.
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